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Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,542
Posted By savit260
Stopped in to a dealer today to take a second...

Stopped in to a dealer today to take a second closer longer look at the Burgie 200.

The tail section still jumped out at me as being rather large, but boy was it comfy to sit on. I'm 5'10" tall,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,542
Posted By savit260
I saw one today and the butt was even bigger than...

I saw one today and the butt was even bigger than I imagined!

They ought to call it the Kardashian 200.

It's backside is way out of proportion with the rest of the machine.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,715
Posted By savit260
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/savit260/IM...

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Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Mine which I bought second hand with very low...

Mine which I bought second hand with very low mileage, needed a top end rebuild at about 1000 miles.

I was forever fighting oil leaks from the valve cover and primary cover. It would puke oil out...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
How are the new Royal Enfields? I had a 96...

How are the new Royal Enfields? I had a 96 Bullet 500, and while it was great to look at , it was a bit crude in a lot of ways. The castings were nowhere near as nice as my 70's vintage Triumph...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
You got me beat at 40 . I think I'm on around...

You got me beat at 40 . I think I'm on around number 10.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
I took a quick look at a Kymco People 300 a while...

I took a quick look at a Kymco People 300 a while back, and it seemed like a really nice machine as well.

I should add that I also popped in to a local Aprilia/Vespa/Piagio/Ducatti/Moto Guzzi...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
So I took a quick little 100 mile spin this...

So I took a quick little 100 mile spin this morning and swung by the local SYM dealer . Took another look at the HD200 and Citicom.

Both machines appear to be really well made.

The HD...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
I wouldn't say it's perfect, but it's pretty...

I wouldn't say it's perfect, but it's pretty close.

If I could find the right "do everything" scoot, I'd consider getting rid of my Triumph T Bird Sport (collecting dust).

If I had to...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
I have two SYM dealers that are fairly close. One...

I have two SYM dealers that are fairly close. One in Boston and one in Southern N.H.

I've checked out the HD200 but not test ridden one yet. It does seem to be a nice package, but it IS a good...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
I've kicked the idea of a BBK and taller gears to...

I've kicked the idea of a BBK and taller gears to gain some top end, but in all honesty, that seems like too big of a a sacrifice of gas mileage and reliability.


If I ever stumble across...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Interesting. Does anyone know of any reports of...

Interesting. Does anyone know of any reports of people getting 13,000 miles out of their belts on Zuma 125's ?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Nice!! I plan on keeping the original belt for a...

Nice!! I plan on keeping the original belt for a spare.

Wasn't giving me any issues, . Just figured it was time to replace

The stock tires still had some tread left too. They weren't down...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
So I guess I haven't posted here in quite a...

So I guess I haven't posted here in quite a while. Had my appendix burst shortly after my last post in this thread in 2012. That had me out of commission for a while. Rode the Zuma quite a bit in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
I test road a Buddy 125 and the Buddy 170i. ...

I test road a Buddy 125 and the Buddy 170i. Both very nice machines. They are bit more "nervous" feeling at faster speeds than the Zuma 125. The Buddy is a VERY nimble machine, but not as...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
I don't think the Zuma or Agility are going to...

I don't think the Zuma or Agility are going to have enough top end for you without some serious modifications.

It's GREAT at 50 mph or under, fair at 55 and can touch 60 (mine is dead stock)...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
miles per gallon. I've yet to run it into...

miles per gallon.

I've yet to run it into the red on the gauge. Usually putting between .9 and 1.1 gals in at fill ups.


Example: Went 101 miles. Put in .95 gallons.

101 divided by .95...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
miles per gallon. I've yet to run it into...

miles per gallon.

I've yet to run it into the red on the gauge. Usually putting between .9 and 1.1 gals in at fill ups.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-14-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
106 mpg running super on the last tank full.

106 mpg running super on the last tank full.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Funny thing is that I had a Harley about 25 years...

Funny thing is that I had a Harley about 25 years ago, before it was fashionable to ride one. You could say I'm fairly familiar with the breed. :) A good number of H-D guys around here wave and are...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Congrats! I also have a 900cc Triumph...

Congrats! I also have a 900cc Triumph Thunderbird Sport, and use the Zuma for commuting back and forth to work. There's so much that's convenient about Scooters vs. bikes, and they're just plain fun...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/544307_39...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/544307_3974354406155_1499400968_3295798_530423814_n.jpg

Took a nice ride down to Gloucester and Rockport Ma. today. Got a slice of pizza at one of my...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,491
Posted By savit260
That video is friggin' brilliant. Thanks for...

That video is friggin' brilliant.

Thanks for posting that!...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
a good chunk of my ride back and forth to work is...

a good chunk of my ride back and forth to work is a 45 mph zone (a speed the machine is quite happy at). I'm outside of the city, so it's not really all the "urban" around here. The roads around...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Thought I was going to break 100mpg with this...

Thought I was going to break 100mpg with this last tank, but only came in at 90mpg. The 2nd half of the tank was a lot of stop and go, real short trip type stuff, so that may have been a factor....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Had a cool experience with the Zuma tonight. ...

Had a cool experience with the Zuma tonight. Had to run into town (less than a mile) to pay my mortgage, and decided while I was out I'd take a little spin down the beach. Did the loop around...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 55,349
Posted By savit260
Looks like a great trip! One thing though......

Looks like a great trip! One thing though... your ocean appears to be on the wrong side of the street ( a little East Coast humor for ya)
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,620
Posted By savit260
Note that it continues on to say . In order to be...

Note that it continues on to say . In order to be exempt from the RMV road test

The road test was...
Three circles right, three circles left, three figure eights, drive around the block.

It's...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
This current tank in mine should come in at over...

This current tank in mine should come in at over 100mpg. Already gone 75 miles, and have a good bit to go before I hit the red. Using "super" in this tank to see how it does vs. 87 octane in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
Thank you ! I can't really speak on...

Thank you !



I can't really speak on the Vespa S 150 other than it's looks to be a very nice machine.

I think not going right to WOT makes a difference in fuel mileage. I learned driving...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,620
Posted By savit260
Quick funny story about getting my Mass...

Quick funny story about getting my Mass motorcycle licence. Summer of 1985....ride in the POURING rain to Haverhill to take the test with my good friend. We both were going for our licences that...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,620
Posted By savit260
Now I got my motorcycle licence a long time ago...

Now I got my motorcycle licence a long time ago in Ma.... before they had "safe rider courses". It wasn't difficult or expensive.

Get the little book from the registry and read it through a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,620
Posted By savit260
If you can produce a registration from the...

If you can produce a registration from the bike/car/boat etc.Mass will title it. If not, then you're out of luck.



The Newburyport/Salisbury/Amesbury area.



Yup, I'd say we must be...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,190
Posted By savit260
Keep in mind , you're 9 or 10 years older than...

Keep in mind , you're 9 or 10 years older than me. In 1972, I'm sure Harley's, Triumphs, and Norton's were at the top of the desirable list. By 1982 those companies were all in a shambles or had...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,190
Posted By savit260
I'd revise that to say the Harley product line...

I'd revise that to say the Harley product line wasn't any kind of true competition for the Japanese bikes of the time.

Let's face it. In 1982 Harley was getting their ass handed to them on a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,529
Posted By savit260
If it were a $1500 bike, I could forgive that...

If it were a $1500 bike, I could forgive that kind of stuff, but not at $3000+.

I was hoping to see a level of fit and finish that was comparable to the Sym Symba's... which IMO are very nicely...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
So far it's been a blast !!

So far it's been a blast !!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 55,349
Posted By savit260
Does anyone make a wind deflector for the front? ...

Does anyone make a wind deflector for the front? Took my Z125 into work the other morning with the temp in the high 30's and the only part of me that was getting a slight chill was the top of my...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,190
Posted By savit260
I recently saw a Genuine Buddy 50 advertised on...

I recently saw a Genuine Buddy 50 advertised on Craigslist as a "Harley Davidson Scooter". I'm guessing the seller was a bit confused. The local H-D dealer happens to also be a Genuine dealer...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,241
Posted By savit260
O.K. let's see if plan B works. ...

O.K. let's see if plan B works.

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/548346_3869409262592_1499400968_3266134_1596230763_n.jpg...
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